Department of Early Education and Care

51 Sleeper Street, 4th Floor
Boston, MA 02210
Main Line: (617) 988-6600
Fax: (617) 988-2451

Education Secretariat Public Records Requests


Office of the Commissioner

Key Contacts:

  • Thomas L. Weber, Commissioner
  • Scheduling requests and Board relations: Christina Wescott, Commissioner’s Liaison, 617-988-2433
  • Media and Legislative Inquiries: Kathleen Hart, Director of Communications and External Affairs, 617-988-7819
  • Felicia Sullivan, General Counsel, 617-988-6603
  • Associate Commissioner for Strategic Partnerships, Carol Nolan, 617-988-7816
  • EEC Advisory Council: John Swanson, Policy Analyst, 617-988-7803
  • Child Care Financial Assistance System: Andrea Gilmore, Director of Business Project Management, 617-988-6609

Office of Administration & Finance

Key Contacts:

  • William Concannon, Deputy Commissioner for Administration/Chief Financial Officer, 617-988-6614
  • Sean Reynolds, Associate Commissioner for Finance, 617-988-6611
  • Sandy Fortier-Hollow, Associate Commissioner for Accounting and Contracts, 617-988-6649
  • Alicia Siryon-Wells, Associate Commissioner for Audit Resolution and Teacher Qualifications, 617-988-6639
  • Carole Meehan, Director of Early Education and Care Caseload and Assistance, 617-988-7834

Grants and Programming:

Financial Assistance, including Requests for Review:

Teacher Qualifications:

  • Natou Sissoko, Professional Qualifications Coordinator, 617-988-7808
  • Saleia Woodhouse, Professional Qualifications Coordinator, 617-988-7811
  • Aura Reyes, Professional Qualifications Specialist, 617-988-2430
  • Vanessa Ward, Professional Qualifications Specialist, 617-988-2446

Office of Program Administration

Key Contacts:

  • Anita Moeller, Deputy Commissioner for Program Administration, 617-988-6648
  • Ola Friday, Associate Commissioner for Workforce Development, 617-988-6602

Educator and Provider Support

  • Main Office: Pam Roux, Workforce Development Specialist, 617-988-7820
  • Main Office: Katie DeVita, Workforce Development Specialist, 617-988-7827
  • Western MA, Springfield: Eric Lieberman, Workforce Development Specialist, 413-881-1542

Pre-School Expansion Grant Administration

  • Jocelyn Bowne, Director of Research and Pre-school Expansion Grant Administration, 617-988-2431
  • Sarah Volkenant, Workforce Development and Pre-school Expansion Grant Specialist, 617-988-6623

Family Engagement and Community Supports

  • Gail DeRiggi, Associate Commissioner for Family/Community Supports, 617-988-7813
  • Chris Pond, Behavioral Health and Special Education Specialist, 617-988-6625
  • Evelyn Nellum, Policy Analyst for Special Education, 617-988-6646
  • Family and Community Engagement Specialist - Western MA, Springfield: Florence Howes, 413-881-1526
  • Family and Community Engagement Specialist - Northeastern MA, Lawrence: Cheryl Marks, 978-826-1326
  • Family and Community Engagement Specialist - Metro Boston: Loretta Prendeville, 617 979-8621

Program Quality/QRIS

  • Program Quality Supervisor, Amy Whitehead-Pleaux, (508) 461-1446
  • Region 1 – Western MA: Philip Steigman, Policy Analyst, (617) 988-7822
  • Region 2 – Central MA: Eric Litt, Program Quality Specialist, (508) 461-1460
  • Region 3 - Northeast MA: Jody Dominguez, Bilingual Program Quality Specialist, (978) 826-1336
  • Region 5 & 6 – Metro Boston, Southeast, and Cape: Joy Cohen, Program Quality Specialist, (508) 967-3413

Field Operations and Licensing

Key Contacts:

Background Checks:

Key Contacts:

  • Background Records Check Unit - 617-988-7841
  • Lorrie Roccoforte, Background Specialist Supervisor, 617-988-7801